Word of the Day Yeshiva: Sitting Down on the Job

Sure, yeshiva can mean institute of Torah study, but even the most secular businesspeople often find themselves in one, with nary a rabbi in sight.

Critics of the ultra-Orthodox practice of spending all day studying in a yeshiva, or institute of Torah learning, regularly charge the Haredim with doing nothing but sitting on their backsides – their yashvanim – all day instead of joining the army and then working for a living.